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How is pelvic inflammatory disease treated?

Treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease is usually straightforward and involves a course of antibiotics targeted against the organism that has caused the infection. It is also important for your sexual partner to be tested and treated if required. To reduce the risk of complications including ongoing pain and sometimes infertility, immediate treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease is important.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 22 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Vaginal discharge


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